Mormon Women for Ethical Government champions political activism, sisterhood

“I’ve never been a politicized person before,” begins writer and artist Linda Hoffman Kimball. But when faced with a contentious election year and challenges to her values, Sister Kimball joined a group of her fellow sisters to found Mormon Women…

LDS woman overcomes life’s challenges through fasting

Every individual faces the challenges of life in ways unique to them. Sister Laura Lofgreen is no exception. When faced with daily stress, procrastination of goals and hobbies, and the reality of her weight, Sister Lofgreen turned to something she…

Family History – App Created to organize and share mission experiences also aids family history work

As reported in the April 2017 issue of the Beehive, the Gilbert-based company App Developers has created exciting new mobile apps that make organizing and sharing missionary information a breeze. (See “Award-winning, interactive displays bring missionary work to life” by…

New GleefullyMe class to be offered this summer at the Red Mountain Center.

Have you ever felt like just about everything stressed you out, like you were always overwhelmed? Have you ever felt like you were in survival mode all the time? Many people do—women especially. This is exactly what Sister Elise Hurst,…

Young Church Service Missions Offer Alternatives for Missionary Service

After six heart surgeries and a liver transplant, Kaylynn Briggs of Gilbert thought her dream of serving a mission was out of the question. William Guthrie, too, thought, with his developmental delays, he didn’t qualify and he couldn’t possibly “hope…

Naomi Vallender: 2017 Recipient of the Robert Rimer Award in Oratorical Speech Contest

According to Hank Smith, “When we learn about the past, we gather strength for the future.” Naomi Vallender, of the Hampton Ward in Gilbert, would likely agree. As a third grader, Naomi was recently recognized at state level for her…

Newly designed card and bookmark simplifies sharing the Book of Mormon

Though motivated by a firm testimony of the Book of Mormon and a strong desire to share that powerful book, Lorin Hatch, of the Gilbert Arizona Stapley Stake, says he wasn’t finding a great deal of success. After he and…

Tucson Temple opens for tours

The Tucson Temple Open House begins this week, a much-anticipated opportunity for the community to see inside what has turned out to be another glorious temple on Arizona’s landscape. Announced by President Monson in October of 2012, it will go…

Husband and wife team bring Church music to life with LDS Animated

With thousands of new apps released daily, how can parents sift through the digital deluge and find meaningful content for kids? Look no further: LDS Animated, a Church music-themed app that launched last fall, brings Primary songs to life. Husband…

The Art of Worry

I’ve perfected the art of worry. It’s my prerogative as a busy mother of six children. For the past 23 years, I’ve worried about baby bumps and bruises, coughs and colic, diarrhea and diaper rash. I’ve stressed over children’s wobbly…